It all started with placemats. Placemats that are so darn cute not creating a tablescape around them would have been reason enough to kick me out of blogland.
A few months ago at a church tag sale a friend bought placemats but ended up giving them to my friend Penny last week during our community ‘boot sale’. They have such vibrant, citrus inspired colors and I knew I wanted to highlight that so I asked Penny, a self-professed dish addict, if she had any dishes that would work, and she did.
These orange plates were perfect! I had the bamboo salad plates, bowls and cups which I had purchased recently for ‘BAM‘ (they’re lightweight and unbreakable) and I painted some wooden napkin rings orange to which I added some cute buttons from a button bouquet I made a while ago for just the right touch of whimsy.
Earlier in the day Penny and I scavenged the area for some wild flowers. We were asked to create some center pieces for a party Saturday night at the clubhouse (sorry, no pics), and we used what we had left over, along with some flowers from her garden, for a beautiful arrangement.
As you can see, Penny’s home has a lovely lake view! Just enough greenery to provide some privacy, but not enough to obscure the water view. I’ve shown a little more of her home in this post if you’d like to check it out.
Everything that both Penny and I had worked perfectly together…from the orange candlesticks and tray, to the patchwork pillow and even the simple glass bowl and vase which allowed their brightly colored fruit contents to be showcased.
I had so much fun creating this it made me wonder why I don’t do it more often. Penny’s lakefront home is the perfect venue for putting together pretty tables so I’ve talked her into doing one with me at least once for every season.
Stay tuned, ’cause this is gonna be good folks.
In other news…
Fisherman and I have been volunteering at Jacob’s Pillow this summer. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s basically to dance what Tanglewood is to music in our part of the world. In total we have seven concerts, the 4th one being later today. The deal is we get to see the concerts for free. One time I was the ‘bell ringer’. I stood outside, rang a bell and yelled ’10 minutes to showtime’, then did it twice more. That was my job. Not a bad deal, right? ;).
We’re taking the Grands on their first RV trip later this week for three nights. Not sure if I’ll have a post next Saturday or not, but I’ll have plenty to talk about when I return. 😉